In a world where it’s easy to be distracted by the negative or the scandalous, let’s take a moment instead to appreciate what kindness can do.
1. Leonardo DiCaprio
There doesn’t seem to be a guy alive who loves the environment more than DiCaprio. He has been relentless in his advocacy for it, tweeting, doing talks, picketing, and even donating to the cause. He showed he was truly invested in helping the environment by donating a whopping $15 million from his foundation to partners and groups involved in conservation, as well as to a grant which will help protect portions of the rain forest.
Everyone held their breath while waiting for his name to be called out when he won his oscar. It was an astounding moment that seemed frozen in time — particularly because of how the internet had turned the poor actor into a bit of a lasting joke. However, when DiCaprio won his oscar, he used that moment not to help himself shine, but to use his spot light to talk about environmental issues, denouncing the greed of the coal, oil, and gas industries. He is truly a beautiful cinnamon roll too good for this world, too pure.